As a longtime friend and fan of poolboi blu, I’ve enjoyed seeing his growth as a songwriter, recording artist and performer, but I’d be lying to you if I didn’t admit that the foundation of my fandom is his production. My earliest exposure to his work (outside of the stellar and slept on cloudy w/ a chance, which he sang on and produced) were his beat tapes like potpourri., fine dining… & breathing. and Chocolat, but as he bridged over into the aforementioned cloudy era that transitioned into ANTSY, DIXIE and MASON (not to mention Rain of the Squids and a recent single run), I was preparing for poolboi blu to go full evolution into his version of a traditional recording artist. jubilee showed me he hadn’t lost his production chops, but the recent 318! drop is a remind to me (and everyone else) that poolboi blu is still dropping bangers that will work in your club and party mixes. Enough with my impromptu history lesson though… go check the single, run the numbers up, comment on the track for maximum engagement and share it around just because!
The homie poolboi blu is back at it again, although in all honesty, he never really stops the creative vibes from flowing. After dropping ANTSY and DIXIE, both of which gave us a bit of insight into poolboi‘s headspace and motivations, the trilogy of personal reflection finds completion with MASON, an incredibly strong balance of vibrant beats and sharp lyrics that not only display his influences, but are some of the best representations of how far he’s come along in the past year or so. With poolboi already posting that he’s in the studio working on a follow-up, I’ll add MASON to the rotation as I wait for the next drop, which knowing poolboi, will probably be sooner than later. Check out the project, cop it if you’ve got a few bucks, and spread it around for others to get hip to.
It’s official. If you see poolboi blu mentioned in the title of one of my blog entries, read the article if you want. The important thing to do, from this point on, is just to trust that the content is fire. Ramen is poolboi blu just showing out at this point… after dropping DIXIE, a unique mixture of personal reflection and textured bangers, Ramen is a straight sonic flex. The beat is fire, the rhyme is fire, the delivery is fire, and the cover is an instant classic. It’s getting hard to come up with new adjectives, so just check the track out for yourself, pass it around, and get ready to hear this one on a lot of my mixes.
What happens when you connect musically, and it sounds dope? Naturally, you do it again. Funny enough, SiCK THoTS and poolboi blu must agree, because they recently dropped dual singles in support of their respective projects. Nites and Weekends showcased the range that will be found on poolboi‘s upcoming project DIXIE, and it seems like SiCK THoTS convinced the homie to collab on Easside, their latest single. The song is a laid-back powerhouse, perfectly capturing the feeling of kicking it late night in East Austin, be it a good or bad night. I feel like this one is going to get a lot of play from me, especially while I’m on the road, so do yourself a favor and check it out on your favorite streaming service as well.
poolboi blu‘s latest single may be titled Ender, but he’s certainly not playing any games. His last single showed range, but Ender is a display of growth in terms of poolboi‘s lyrical content and delivery. With each rap song the homie releases, I see the confidence and skill growing, and I’m all here for it. Keep your eyes open for DIXIE, because it’s definitely going to be a banger and a half. Go check out Ender on your favorite streaming service, and encourage others to do the same.
Just when I think I have poolboi blu figured out, he goes and throws me a curveball. After a successful run with ANTSY that showcased his creative and brand growth, his confidence grew visibly with each live show and mix release. In my mind, with DIXIE in the queue and ready to go, I’d figure poolboi would’ve dropped a track flexing on everyone, but instead, we get the highly polished Nites & Weekends, a dancier track featuring guest vocalist SiCK THoTS. I’m surprised in all the best ways, pleasantly so, and my excitement for what poolboi blu has in store for DIXIE has just multiplied. Check out Nites & Weekends, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around for others to check out as well!